Review: One dance with a Duke – Tessa Dare

A handsome and reclusive horse breeder, Spencer Dumarque, the fourth Duke of Morland, is a member of the exclusive Stud Club, an organization so select it has only ten members—yet membership is attainable to anyone with luck. And Spencer has plenty of it, along with an obsession with a prize horse, a dark secret, and, now, a reputation as the dashing “Duke of Midnight.” Each evening he selects one lady for a breathtaking midnight waltz. But none of the women catch his interest, and nobody ever bests the duke—until Lady Amelia d’Orsay tries her luck.

In a moment of desperation, the unconventional beauty claims the duke’s dance and unwittingly steals his heart. When Amelia demands that Spencer forgive her scapegrace brother’s debts, she never imagines that her game of wits and words will lead to breathless passion and a steamy proposal. Still, Spencer is a man of mystery, perhaps connected to the shocking murder of the Stud Club’s founder. Will Amelia lose her heart in this reckless wager or win everlasting love?
My thoughts:
Ok let’s just do this some other way
Hero
He has hidden depths and when I understood them I liked him so much. But before that he seemed cold.
Heroine
Our spinster who also have hidden things and when I understood those I understood her. But before that…
Romance
They lust, but he wants her to want it. And when she does, fireworks.
Plot
First there is the whole them together which I liked. Then there is a murder and mystery and accusations (that did not get an ending in this book.) And last her brother Jack who is a scoundrel and in debt. Well Jack made his bed and must lie there.
I was not blown away as I was with her other book. But it was like any other HR book I read then instead. Romance, passion and struggle. Cute.
Cover
Ok

Paperback, 384 pages
Published May 25th 2010 by Ballantine Books (first published January 1st 2010)
Stud Club #1
Historical romance
Own

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43 thoughts on “Review: One dance with a Duke – Tessa Dare

  1. Melliane says:

    oh it's nice, another historical romance author. I'll try a new one soon too. It's so great to discover others. I'm glad you liked it even it's not as good as some others.

  2. Victoria S says:

    hmm… I thought I left a comment, but it didn't appear, anyway – great review!!! I loved it, and I might have to check out this book. I've never read anything from this author before.

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